Apple CarPlay Is Now Available in More Than 800 Vehicles
Apple’s CarPlay in-car connectivity is now available in more than 800 different vehicles according to the company’s updated support webpage.
The page was updated last week, with Apple having previously said that the feature was available on more than 600 vehicles.
The change comes as Apple added some 2024 and 2023 vehicles to the list, bumping the number up considerably.
The news comes as General Motors confirmed that it plans not to offer CarPlay as an option on its electric vehicles going forward. The company will instead offer a Google-led experience that will also allow apps to be installed for what it believes will be drivers’ favorite services and features.
The decision has faced a huge backlash from car buyers, with other carmakers quick to ensure that they were aware their own vehicles would not follow suit.
Apple said a year ago that 79% of US buyers would only consider a car that features CarPlay support. Apple also shared details of an updated CarPlay that would make use of multiple in-car displays and integrate more tightly with the car’s own instruments and data. The same announcement also saw Apple say that 98% of the cars sold in the United States supported CarPlay at that time, something that makes GM’s decision to ditch the feature all the more strange.